Mian Anjum Nisar, President and Sheikh Sultan Rehman,Vice President of the Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FPCCI) have expressed their grief and sorrow over the loss of lives and damage to property caused by torrential rains in Karachi.
They regretted that heavy rains have inundated the entire city and severely damaged roads and the already-weak infrastructure.
Rain water has entered factories, warehouses, people’s homes and caused heavy losses.
Most parts of the city remain without electricity. Generators are not working either as people have run out of petrol because of shortage of petrol.
Life has come to a standstill and severely disrupted.
They expressed their anger that the city which contributes more than 60% of the revenues and is the hub of Pakistan’s economy is left at the mercy of nature and relief measurrs are highly inadequate.They reminded the government that due to lockdown resulting from COVID-19, the economy of the metropolis had already suffered extensively and still not able to recover completely.
They said it is an extra ordinary situation and requires extra ordinary relief measures They termed this situation veryalarming and asked the Federal and Sindh governments to immediately and urgently take rehabilitation measures to restore normalcy in Karachi.
They also appealed for developing comprensive plans to resolve the long-standing issues of Karachi like waste management, water and sewerage, mass transit system, infrastructure and master plan.Muhammad Iqbal Tabish Secretary General